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[movies]Perseid Fireball: Brighter Than Venus
On the night of August 3 at 9:56 p.m. a Perseid meteor -- about 1 inch in diameter and moving at a speed of 134,000 mph -- entered the atmosphere 70 miles above the town of Paint Rock, Ala. At such a tremendous velocity, the meteor cut a path some 65 miles long, finally burning up 56 miles above Macay Lake, just northeast of the town of Warrior. The meteor was about six times brighter than the planet Venus and would be classified as a fireball by meteor scientists.The Perseid radiant was low in ...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Venus; What -- Dawn; perseid; perseids; meteor; shower; meteors; fireball; venus; comet; nasa.astronomy; marshall space flight center
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